We have loved having our kids in the kitchen with us since they were very young. We have found they have felt most comfortable with a table of their own. Here are some suggestions on Montessori table basics for your children to help them feel welcome in the kitchen early in their life.
Check below for more on our Party In the Kids’ Kitchen Link Up. I co-host with Jennifer from In The Kids’ Kitchen and Vanessa from Mama’s Happy Hive. They share with us their mini posts on Best Ever Foolproof Cake Cutting Method and 5 Methods to Encourage Picky Eaters.
Our first table came from a flea market. We took it home, sanded it down, and put a thick coat of water proofing on it. Samuel LOVED that table. It was a great size, but left some to be desired. There were slats on this table that was fine while he was eating food around 12 months old, but once he started writing it started to get a little harder to keep the table around. We passed it along to stay at Grandma’s house.
We upgraded to an IKEA table and chairs when Samuel was about 2 years old. I LOVE this table and we still use it regularly. In this pictures, Avalyn in about 18 months old. The independence this table has given us has been priceless!
Our kids enjoy using our family table to eat and work on these days. They can maneuver the chairs easily and enjoy the space. We still have out child size tables in our classroom and play room.
There are several wonderful tables on Amazon if you would like to check them out!
Welcome to the Party In the Kids’ Kitchen!
I’m excited to be co-hosting this awesome Linky Party on something that I think is so much fun – kids helping in the kitchen and kid friendly recipes! Jennifer of In The Kids’ Kitchen and Vanessa of Mama’s Happy Hive are our other co-hosts. This linky party is dedicated to bringing you resources for the foodie family who is looking for new ideas for meals, snacks, involving the kids in the kitchen, and more!
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and it was so much fun to see these unique Valentine’s sweets on our link up last week. Please visit our three featured posts below to learn how to make these gorgeous sweets.
3 Boys and a Dog – Old Fashioned, Stained Glass Candy Recipe
Playground Parkbench – Teaching Your Preschooler About Race
Just Short of Crazy – Valentine Day’s Fortune Cookies
Please make sure to follow our wonderful Kids in the Kitchen Pinterest boards from each of the hosts.
Vanessa’s Healthy Food for Kids
Jennifer’s In the Kids’ Kitchen
Follow Marie @ Child Led Life’s board Kids in the Kitchen on Pinterest.
Follow Marie @ Child Led Life’s board The Kids Table on Pinterest.
This Linky Party starts every Thursday at noon EST and stays open until midnight EST on Sunday. You can look forward to finding: – Recipes – Healthy Substitutions – Kitchen and Pantry Ideas/Hacks – Kids in the Kitchen – Menu Plans – Cookbook Reviews – Food-inspired Play or Learning – Books about Food – Foodie Travel
Information for Bloggers Adding Links.
Thank you so much for the feature! We hope to share more soon!
We have a little Ikea kids table as well, but haven’t used it for eating meals yet! Don’t know why I haven’t thought of it yet. Thanks for such a great link up!
Katie @ Cup of Tea’ last post was: High Five for Friday
I love having a child sized table in our home! We use it for all kinds of projects and our IKEA kid table is the perfect height for a child to stand while doing art projects.
Vanessa’ last post was: 5 Methods to Encourage Picky Eaters and Link Up
We love our table around here. 🙂 We had a play date lunch with a friend and they were so cute eating together at his table. Great post!
Amanda’ last post was: World’s Best Cookies!
It’s great to give kids their own tables and chairs for many reasons. I think this support good posture, as well as learning about table manners instead of having a high chair until they are at kindergarten. Totally agree with you!
Kostas Chiotis’ last post was: Best Kids Table and Chairs Set Review